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Brief author info: Michael Harrington (1928-1989) American writer and social critic.
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Today is always partly tomorrow and can only be understood in movement, futuristically, speculatively.
One cannot raise the bottom of a society without benefiting everyone above.
If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery.
For more than fifty years, the Western world has haunted itself with rumors of its own death.
There is a familiar America. It is celebrated in speeches and advertised on television and in the magazines. It has the highest mass standard of living the world has ever known.
Our affluent society contains those of talent and insight who are driven to prefer poverty, to choose it, rather than to submit to the desolation of an empty abundance.
To be a Negro is to participate in a culture of poverty and fear that goes far deeper than any law for or against discrimination.
Capitalism is moving toward its end massively, imperceptibly, like a glacier. Its decadence is cold, not hot.
To talk of capitalism as an economic system is the first step away from fatalism.
Capitalist man was accomplishing moral and political virtue as well as observing economic reason when he vigorously pursued his personal gain.
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The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
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I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
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Much happiness is overlooked because it doesn't cost anything.
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If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.
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Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.
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